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Palm Cheyenne Mortuary

7400 West Cheyenne Avenue, Las Vegas, NV

OBITUARY

Maryann Milano

January 9, 1947April 19, 2020

Maryann Milano

Maryann Milano (née Benzinger), 73, of Las Vegas, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2020. She was the loving wife of Sal Milano, Sr; Mother of Beth (John) Christie, Sal, Jr. (Amie) and Kenn (Lisa). Grandma of Erin, Adam, Sean, Samantha, Oliver, Nicole and Brandon. She was the sister of Harriett, Charles, Anthony, John and Joseph Benzinger.

Maryann was born January 9, 1947 in the Bronx, NY and moved as an infant to New Jersey. She received a Bachelor’s Degree from Ladycliff College in Highland Falls, NY and married Sal two weeks after graduation. They lived on Staten Island from 1968 to 1996, before relocating to Las Vegas. During her time on Staten Island she taught at (Countess) Moore High School, St. Sylvester’s, St. Peter’s Boys High School and Notre Dame Academy High School; she was also Director of Religious Education At St. Teresa of the Infant Jesus Parish. She received a Master’s Degree in Theology from St. Joseph’s Seminary (Dunwoodie) in Yonkers, NY.

She may have been your teacher; may have sung alongside you in a choir, or at your Wedding or the Funeral of a loved one; may have been your Troop Leader, Avon Lady, or Catechist; and she may have crocheted an Afgan or Baby blanket for you.

While she lived in Las Vegas she was Director Of Religious Education at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish and taught at St. Christopher’s School.

She was a wonderful example to many in her Faith and will be greatly missed.

Services at St. Anthony of Padua, LV, are pending.

Services

  • Funeral Mass

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Memories

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Michele Sullivan

May 29, 2020

Mary Ann was a beautiful person inside and out. I worked with her for years, and she always had a kind word. So sorry to see she's gone , but not forgotten. Prayers to her family.

Janice Kelly

May 12, 2020

I’m a SLHS classmate of Maryann’s and I was so saddened to hear of her passing. I got the old yearbook out and read her sweet note to me. I compared her pictures and she still has that sweet smile and warm kind eyes. She lived a beautiful and fulfilling life it seems. Bless you all in the loss of your dear Maryann. May she Rest In Peace.
With my sincere condolences.
JanIce Kelly

Eileen Cover

April 29, 2020

Bob and I met Maryann and Sal five years ago in Las Vegas. We
talked about Ramsey, St.Paul's ,St. Luke's. Flower drum Song, and
our families. Maryann was humble and kind and she will be missed.

Paul Cahn

April 28, 2020

Very sad to hear about Maryann’s passing. I listened to the song she sang in Flower Drum Song in 1964, Love Look Away . And could recall her strong and sensitive voice after all these years.

May all who knew her and shared their life with her feel Gods grace and strength during this difficult period of time.

arthur gowran

April 28, 2020

Maryann went to St. Luke High School in Ho-ho-kus, New Jersey. We were classmates. Maryann was gracious, humble and kind. She was the star in our musical, "The Flower Drum Song." She had the most spectacular singing voice. No one knew of her talent except those who went to rehearsals for the musical. I remember attending the opening night performance and being blown away by her amazing talent. I last saw Maryann at our 50th reunion over five years ago. She will be missed by many. May she rest in peace in the Lord.

Fred Frank

April 27, 2020

My sympathies to the family. Maryann was a great classmate. I went back over my yearbook and read again her comment about my being such a good photographer. I don't think I was really that good, but she was such a kind soul that she had to say something kind. Rest in peace Maryann.
Here's an old Irish saying which is appropriate for her singing talents.
"May brooks and trees and singing hills
Join in the chorus too,
And every gentle wind that blows
Send happiness to you."

Phylis Avoy

April 27, 2020

Maryann was my “bestie” at St. Luke’s. We were always together! She loved to sing and dance and had a beautiful heart. I treasure the memories of the times we shared in high school and after.
I am sure she has already joined the heavenly choir.
Thanks for the beautiful memories.

My heart goes out to Sal and the family at this sad time.

Jane Tiernan

April 27, 2020

I remember sitting at a table for our 50Th class reunion and Mary Ann came over to the table and stopped to talk to me. It is a wonderful memory, we talked and shared memories. This is a sad time for the family of which I can relate, my sympathies to the family!

Gail DeMaria, CSJP

April 27, 2020

My sincere condolences to all in Maryann’s family, to her dear friends and the class of SLHS 64. Yes, her strong picture and beautiful smile says it all.
Sending thoughts and prayers to all,
With deep sympathy
Gail

Kathleen D’Atri Bender

April 27, 2020

My sincere sympathy to Maryann’s family. I was fortunate to have received a beautiful crocheted blanket from Maryann when I saw her at the 50th reunion of our class of ‘64 - St Luke’s High School. It is a wonderful memory of her.

FROM THE FAMILY